View Full Version : Wot i did on holiday, by BDG aged 48 and a little bit

28.07.2006, 05:47 PM
Rode down to the Italian Alps and then went off road, me on a KTM 950, Azzy on XR650, and Paul on a KTM 640.

Reached the highest off road track in Europe at a measly 9882 feet high, and did loads of good trails plus some stunning roads as well.

Azzy had 4 punctures and a broken chain!

Weather was unblieveably hot, reached 40c.

This first picture was taken in a tunnel which is nearly one km long on the way upto Mt Jaffreau, a world war 1 fort on top of a 9000 ft mountain.

The tunnel is only wide enough for 1 car, has NO lighting whatsoever, bends, dips down and if you look carefully, its flooded, its only when you ride thru in the darkness that you find the water is only 9" deep. The tunnel is on the trail not a tarmac road.

I took pics of the lads riding thru, they carried on and i discovered i'd left the lens cap on:mad: :mad: so took a few more pics of my own bike there.

Then just stood there in the pitch blackness contemplating life. Some walkers came round the bend with torches. It was pitch black so they couldn't see me or the bike. I stayed quiet, then jumped out and went BOO!!!!!

Ze Germans were not amused at the English sense of humour.

Spud Raver
28.07.2006, 06:04 PM
Wot pics??? :confused: :D

28.07.2006, 06:09 PM
Wot pics??? :confused: :D
He,s 48 and a little bit Davie , The alzhiemers will have well kicked in by now .
:D :D :D ;) :p

Spud Raver
28.07.2006, 06:28 PM
He maybe 48 and a bit but he looks closer to 68!!!!!! :p :p ;)

28.07.2006, 09:09 PM
I think I need to do one of these trips - my mate has just come back from the very top of that scotchland place and his photos are amazing.

28.07.2006, 10:53 PM
Ah ha, that famous Norwegian band....i may have a tunnel pic now

The sun always shines on TV........oops thats another thread

28.07.2006, 10:57 PM
At the top of the Col de Somellier at 9882 feet high

28.07.2006, 11:01 PM
I was lying it was only 9881 feet

28.07.2006, 11:04 PM
What a blast hammering up this

28.07.2006, 11:07 PM
The fort on the top of Mt Jaffreau at 9300 ft

28.07.2006, 11:09 PM
This was blooody steep

28.07.2006, 11:12 PM
The last steep climb to the fort

28.07.2006, 11:14 PM
Don't over cook in on the corner

28.07.2006, 11:21 PM
Get up there

28.07.2006, 11:24 PM
Whatever goes up must come down

28.07.2006, 11:26 PM
check out where the tunnel goes in and comes out of the mountain

28.07.2006, 11:32 PM
some tarmac

28.07.2006, 11:34 PM
Boring tarmac...not:D

28.07.2006, 11:36 PM
Gatso's off road next WTF!

28.07.2006, 11:39 PM
Its the Honda that broke down:D

28.07.2006, 11:43 PM
Puncture number 4. Notice the nice HRC centre stand, home made screen, fur seat cover for numb bum, and out of sight block of wood on the exhaust to stop panniers melting. No expense spared:D

28.07.2006, 11:46 PM
View from the fort

28.07.2006, 11:51 PM
We went for views like this, and riding to the top.

Sorry its not Ducati related but its all about biking

29.07.2006, 07:49 AM
Feel like I did the trip wiff ya mate after all that - phew !!!!!!!

29.07.2006, 07:51 AM
Brilliant, looks awsome. i'll add it to my list of things i must do!

29.07.2006, 09:01 AM
some astonishing climbs you did there, but worth it for the views.your a lot braver than me thats for sure